MotorCity BMW CCA Grattan HPDE; Sept. 18-20, 2020 info on Sep 18, 2020 (989580) | MotorsportReg.com

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MotorCity BMW CCA Grattan HPDE; Sept. 18-20, 2020


MotorCity BMW CCA Grattan HPDE; Sept. 18-20, 2020

BMW CCA - Motor City Chapter

Friday, Sep 18 — Sunday, Sep 20, 2020
Grattan Raceway, Belding, MI


Registration closed September 12, 2020 8:00 PM at 2020-09-12T17:00:00-0700 Registration ends September 12, 2020 8:00 PM at 2020-09-12T17:00:00-0700 Registration opens February 4, 2020 12:00 AM at 2020-02-03T21:00:00-0800 Registration runs from February 4, 2020 12:00 AM to September 12, 2020 8:00 PM

Welcome to the Motor City Chapter BMWCCA!

It’s time for our flagship high-performance driver’s education (HPDE) weekend at Grattan Raceway. This is your chance to explore and hone your driving abilities on one of the most entertaining courses in America. Grattan’s 2.0 miles of exciting and challenging corners (including a 160 degree hairpin and a downhill reverse camber turn) make it one of the best around. A recent track resurfacing only further enhances the experience.

All drivers—young and not so young; novice, intermediate, and advanced—are welcome.

This year, the event will be held the weekend of September 19-20, 2020. Approved advanced students and instructors are also invited to drive on Friday, September 18.

Taste of the Track. Drivers who have never been on the track but would like to experience what track driving is like are invited to drive in our Taste of the Track group on Sunday afternoon, September 20. For just $50, you get two sessions on track with experienced Motor City instructors in a lead-follow environment. No helmets or car tech inspection necessary. And for this group, convertibles and SAVs are welcome!

*You must contact our chief instructor, Ken Rutyna, prior to sign up for Friday if you are a SOLO/Advanced Student and have not been pre-approve for Solo driving.

Motor City BMWCCA prides itself on offering some of the best in-car instruction in HPDE. No matter your driving level, we will help you improve!

Click "Continue" below to start your registration now!

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Fast Facts

  • Location. Grattan Raceway in Belding, MI. About 30 minutes northeast Grand Rapids
     
  • Event Type. High Performance Drivers Education (HPDE). This is a non-timed, non-competitive driving event. Participants safely learn and develop (a) high performance driving techniques, (b) the driving line(s) at Grattan, and (c) situational awareness through on-track experiences. 
  • Driving Groups. Participants will be organized into one of four driving groups (Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, Solo) based on experience. To comply with BMW CCA's current guidance prohibiting in-car instruction, the beginner and intermediate groups will be lead-follow; the Advanced and Solo groups will be run without in-car instruction (although before- and after-session coaching will be available). Passing rules are more lenient for more experienced students, including open passing with a point-by for the Advanced and Solo driving groups. Our goal is to foster a safe and invigorating environment for everyone!
  • Taste of the Track. In addition to our regular driving groups, on Sunday afternoon we're offering drivers who have never been on the track the chance to experience what track driving is like without the restrictions that apply to our other driving groups. For just $50, you get two sessions on track with experienced Motor City instructors in a lead-follow environment. No helmets or car tech inspection necessary, and convertibles and SAVs are welcome.
  • Camping. We plan to have camping available on Friday and Saturday night. 
  • Volunteer Options  Folks wishing to volunteer may now sign up via the event registration page. 
  • Additional Information. You can find more detail about our driving schools in general at our website on the page About Our Drivers Schools under the heading "Our Events."
  • What’s Next: Click “Continue” to begin your registration!